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SFGTV
Dec 2, 2012 12:30pm PST
and sros eight, action item. nine, action item, proposed amendment to the mdc by laws. -- elven, multimodal accessibility committee update. eleven, public comment. that was 12, 13, correspondent, 14 councilmember comments and announcements. 15 adjourn. >> thank you. moving on the public comment agenda item number three. i have one speakers card here. our friends across the day ms. denise jacobson, with the oakland mayor's commission. we welcome you. anyone else who wishes to speak after her? please step forward. >> thank you. i'm very happy to be here today. i am the vice-chair of oakland's mayor's -- (off mic) (off mic) (indiscernible) >> excuse me ms. jacobson? would you please try to start over, and talk closer to the mic. >> okay. i am vice-chair of the mayor's commission on persons with disabilities. for the past year. we've been looking to -- problems of (indiscernible). we decided that we are going to -- >> what were the problems again? >> the -- are in poor condition. >> bart elevators. are in poor condition. >> who is they? >> the bart elevators. >> wonderful. >> this
KRON
Dec 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
meaningful action to prevent tragedies like this regardless of the politics. this evening, michele and i will do will every. and i would do is hug our children a little bit tighter. we will tell them that we love them and remind them how deeply we love each other. there are families who cannot do that tonight and they need all of us a break now. the days to come, the community needs to us to be as our best as americans and i will do everything in my power as a president to help. while nothing can fill the space of a lost child, love one. all of us can extend a hand to those in need to remind that we are there for them. that we are praying for them. the love that they felt for the lost and doors not just in their memories also in hours. indoors. may god bless the memory of the victim's. indoo and door and he will the brokenhearted. and pined for warmth endour... there is a vigil outside of our white house tonight. hundreds of people wanted to express their grief and support for the families. tonight - there is a vigil outside the white house. this was the scene earlier. hundreds of people
KRON
Dec 20, 2012 8:00pm PST
would not be here if they did not lon >> they are making a profit on action what happens. >>reporter: state senator jerry hill, whose district covers san bruno and who is among those leading the charge for stiffer penalties and more oversight of pg&e, has harsh words for the utility company and the state. he says quote."pg&e owns the state of california and the puc.it's shameful that they would allow pg&e to profit from their behavior, their negligence, their poor maintenance." >> this is not over by a longshot. >> to try to make sure that this will not happen again the customers will have to pay over the $2 billion in upgrades and collect their normal rate of return on investment 11.3%. the mayor is expected that they will make between 140-$140 million. >> by making a profit of the explosion. it >> by making an explosion they should not have to make it at the expense of ratepayers. >> this continues to fill us and we need a voice for the people, the public to look out for our safety could not charge us more money and blow up our neighborhood. >>reporter: that is an estimated $1 per
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 4:30am PST
should know your school's action plan. no your school's alert system for parents and create or review your family's action plan. if you you aren't familiar with these plans, today is a good day to start learning about them and asking about them because they expect a lot of questions from parents. >> kristen: since friday, here in the bay area, it was a weekend filled with memorials to remember the victims of sandy hook. in san francisco, st. mary's cathedral dedicated regular sunday mass to families in connecticut. in other cities, numerous vigils and memorials to the victims as people come to terms with the tragedy. tonight at 7:00 there will be a service of o the peninsula. it will take at first presbyterian church in burlingame. >> two key senators are calling for more restrictions on assault rifles. joe lieberman wants a commission to review national gun laws and national health system. he wants to close loopholes that allows gun buyers to avoid background checks. california senator dianne feinstein wants a vote on a assault weapons ban on the first day the congress is in session.
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm PST
friday shows the community very concerned about vishlgs people beginning to take action to reduce violence in this city. >> oakland mayor says she's hoping to hold another buy back soon because many people showed up on saturday, they ran out of money. >> there was just enough rain z÷ umbrellas open and puddle dodging going on near union square this afternoon. sandhya patel is here now to let us know. >> i would hang onto it. live doppler 7 hd showing you we do have showers left, really host of these winding down. there is mountain view area is just starting to wind down. now, into5u route 88 and 4. 80 not requiring controls, winter storm warning is going until midnight tonight. so just keep that in mind. couple more inches expected so xm inches have fallen. and there will be more coming. so more storms dmu this week. when will you need umbrellas? what will christmas eve look like? >> thank you very much. with proliferation of home solar systems, warn goinging out about cold snap sandhya is talking about. cracked pipes are a possibility. abc 7 news is live in san jose to explain w
KICU
Dec 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
's action, backers of california's ban on same sex marriage say they are pleased that the justices have decided to hear the case. >> for our republic this case has to be taken because judicial activism is going against the written words and intent of our constitution. >> randy thomasson says in his view, the california judges who overturned prop 8 need to be overruled and corrected. state attorney general, harris, called it a significant day in u.s. history. >> this is a case about fundamental questions of fairness and equality. >> she said she will write a brief for the court for same sex marriage. they say it remains to be seen how the case will unfold. it deprived same sex couples of the fundamental right to marry. the court could sidestep the issue if the ban is constitutional. the justices agreed to look at if the supporters of prop 8 have the legal standing to defend the law since the state did not. the court could issue a narrow ruling allowing same sex marriage to resume in california without overturning bans in other states. arguments in both cases will happen in march and deci
KICU
Dec 20, 2012 7:00pm PST
. no action is expected until after christmasful. >> some positive economic news as u.s. home sales jumped to the highest levels in three days. the national association of realtors says the number of homes sold rose over 5 million last month. that's an increase of 14.5% from a year ago. low mortgage raising and rising employment. 5.5million indicates a healthy housing market. >> a late rally left -- the dow gained 59 points thanks in part to new numbers indicating stronger growth last quarter. nasdaq rose 6 points. numbers from the labor department today show requests for jobless benefits rose 361,000 americans applied for unemployment. the increase reverses four straight weeksover decline. >> >> customers will see the rates rise the next go two years as they upgrade natural gas lines following the pipeline explosion. the california public utility commission approved the plan this morning. the average bill will go up 8 $0.08 a month next year and $11.36 a month the year after that. it is less than the utility asked for. critics say pg&e will still make money. >> pg&e will profit, make mone
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >> reporter: torez is temporarily home schooling her children until antioch takes action. as much as her children miss their school, they worry about seeing her again. >> i feel scared. if they tape me again. >> reporter: in antioch. christin ayers, cbs5. >>> some crooks rammed a stolen car into a conquered game stop. they drove through the window and got away with thousands of dollars worth of electronics. the only thing they didn't take? the car. stolen. didn't need it. when the last time you checked your grocery receipt, you notice anything different? getting overcharged the more common than you might think. >> in a story you will only see right here. july-watts discovered safeway makes more mistakes than other california grocery stores. >> there is a policy if you charge lorer than the advertised price, you get the items free under $5. >> reporter: that is what customers are supposed to get when they are overcharged at safeway. the results of a 2008 lawsuit after a statewide investigation found the same thing back then we are still finding today. widespread overcharges. we went shops
CBS
Dec 15, 2012 7:00am PST
the president also said we have to come together and take meaningful action regardless of the politics. we have heard this from our nation's leaders before. nancy cortis and the lack of gun control debate on capitol hill. >> adprosz the -- across from the white house is group of pro control gun demonstrators held a vigil. they called today's tragedy unspeakable but made no mention of the guns used to carry out the brutal act. gun control, an issue so hotly debated in the 1990s is rarely discussed seriously today. the ban on assault weapons was allowed to lapse in 2004. in 2009 congress made it easier to carry guns in national parks and the president signed it. off july's massacre in colorado president omaba said ak-47s belong in the hands of soldiers not criminals. he did not propose gun legislation. that allowed speaker boehner to duck the issue too. >> i don't know. i'm not the expert on this. if the president has ideas i'd be happy to look at them. >> new york mayor michael bloomberg blasted both men. we need immediate action. we heard all this before. what we have not seen is leadership, no
FOX
Dec 3, 2012 12:00pm PST
the shooting was an accident. they also say it was tragic but there was reasonable actions by the officers to act the way they did. meanwhile, the attorneys for the victims and four others claim it was not an accident, that they were defenseless and should not be granted qualified immunity of the law. here's what both sides had to say. >> what it means is the simple fact that our rights have been violated. those young men are tie to us as a family -- are tied to us as a family. this an opportunity for the world to see that we do have legal civil rights in this so- call ursociety of ours and should be recognized that way. >> reporter: attorneys for both sides say they are confident the judge will rule in their favor. but it could take a while before a decision is made. attorneys say it could be two to six months before a trial could actually happen. we'll have more on this on the ktvu news at 5:00. for now, brian flores, live in san francisco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> people on woke sides of proposition 8 -- both sides of proposition 8 will have to until at least the end of th
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 4:00am PST
the planning commission's action and now, some of the conversations have begun informally. obviously portsmouth emerging as an important part because it is the largest open space in the area. and is this in many ways a center of the neighborhood. yes, we would conduct a full community process, like we do for other capital colors. >> commissioner, i just want to supplement that a little bit with a reminder of the roll of ipic, which is an inter-agency quasi interest. we have a seat at the table but it is an inter-organizations entity that figures out how to allocate community benefit dollars, so we would be working closely with ipic and the community on that allocation. >> i should also just add that any proposed improvements to existing park would obviously come before this commission for your approval as well. >> yes. i just wanted to make sure that we, in approving this, this item, that we will be engaging that community and that everyone will have an opportunity to make comment on the needs in the china town community. i know there are many. we have -- my organization has provided para trans
SFGTV2
Dec 6, 2012 4:00am PST
to deliver youth action and educate ideas and teach the schools and districts about social emotional learning because after they see the film they want to know what do we do next? how do we impact that? and that's what i am up to and it's great to be here. >> thanks so much for coming here. we appreciate it. [applause] >> good afternoon everyone. i am rachel smith falls and a senior vice president here of futures without violence i wanted to thank you all for being here and formally welcome to futures without violence. as many of you know of the former name had that for close to 30 years and when we moved to this building we changed our name to futures without violence and for many reasons and it really does reflect the work that we do in the mission. we are here to create futures without violence and we believe it's possibility when we stand in solidity with people like yourself and i want to thank you for being here. you are one of the first groups to hold a all day conference in this space. we are open to suggestions if you have ideas or using the space for your own organizations. w
SFGTV2
Dec 19, 2012 12:00pm PST
this letter officially does that to us. okay. >> do we have to make any motions, take any actions on it? just executive decision? all right, good. >> thank you. >> thank you for pointing that out and writing the letter for closure, dr. mccray. >> is there any further commissioner comments or is there any public comment on items 8a through e >> i think it's good to put closure on the q-matic thing. i know there was staff recommendations about what was put in place, it came from assistant director sweeney about how the fifth floor was functioning. it would be nice to get an update how things are going now, not this meeting but maybe at a future meeting we could angendize it and maybe have a very brief written report about what is the process now to sign in, the list, the line situation and how the supervising management is kind of keeping tabs on the performance of the various staff and how distribution of labor is going. >> commissioner melgar. >> i'm also glad we're closing in on closing the book on q-matic. i'm wondering, though, i know when we had, we heard testimony from folks that it wa
FOX
Dec 15, 2012 7:00am PST
years early from high school. >> takes some action to resolve some inner problem he had, some dark part of his soul. >> we did talk to a former fbi profiler who said he is sure lanza showed warning signs. he said he likely told someone about his pent of frustration. he said killing a room of children didn't come out of the blue. . >>> the older brother of the suspected gunman is out of the police custody. he left a police station last flight. he was taken into custody hours after the shooting. police don't believe ryan lanza had anything to do with the shooting and said he has been cooperative. >> we are waiting to learn the names of those killed. all of the victims have been identified and families have been told but most of the names have not been released. we do know the identity of three of the victims. they include the shooter's mother nancy lanza, the school counselor and the principal. the principal was -- has been warmly remembered by parents who say she inspired students and took security there at the school very seriously. >>> in the wake of the shooting thousands of america
FOX
Dec 18, 2012 4:30am PST
. >>> sergio was arrested yesterday. investigators say a post on facebook claimed he supports the actions of the gunman and was thinking about carrying out a similar shooting rampage. he has access to firearms in his home. >>> they are marking one week since the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary. church bells will ring for each person who died at the school. school will resume with the exception of the children at sandy hook elementary. jessica will be laid to rest today. >>> we will take you live to rest where mourners continue to pay respects to the victims as the police investigations continue. >> the names and ages of those were red allowed. 20 tiny flames represented the lives taken too soon. the gunman's mother was also represented and the gunman himself. >> it is a time to feel we are reunited and we need to pay our respects and make peace. >> one person with a special bond is betty and her brief was well seen during last night's service. >>> it will start at 6:00 at emerald park. anybody who comes is encouraged to bring notes and people will also be accepted in newtown >>>
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 10:00am EST
long we have used politics and the second amendment to cover up our lack of action. yes, the supreme court affirmed we have a right to bear arms, but in that same ruling the court made clear that right is not unlimited. we do not, as justice scalia put it, have an unlimited right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever for whatever purpose. our individual right to bear arms is limited by a right among others to keep our children safe. any of those children could have been one of ours and for 20 parents, it was. we may not be able to stop every crime, we know that no single law or set of laws can prevent every act of senseless violence in our society, but we have the ability and the no-how to prevent many of them. we must simply find the courage. we can no longer be bystanders to injustice. we cannot continue to look on and do nothing. as shakespeare said, the fault lies not within our stars but in ourselves. we must act. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the chair recognizes the gentleman from washington, mr. mcdermott, f
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
naturally. don't wait to feel great. miralax. >>> and now, "20/20" anchor chris cuomo goes into action, investigating some people who can ruin a family christmas. it is a new scam, with a new target, children who want puppies. and chris found out there are con artists stealing a lot of money. >> reporter: cole turner is a texas firefighter who was looking for a puppy for his 7-year-old little boy, ty, after their beloved dog was killed by a coyote. cole decided to go big this time. a great dane. >> so, maybe it wouldn't be such an appetizing thing to a coyote. >> reporter: turner found and online breeder, wired $600. but on the agreed-to day for delivery, no dog. and one brokenhearted boy. >> i really would like to find out who did this, who took my money? who made my son cry? >> reporter: turns out that online breeder was just a front. the turners had fallen prey to a huge international puppy-selling scam. based in nigeria, by men like these, shot by abc news. so, we went hunting for these ba-humbug brokers and found one offering french bulldog puppies. i'd like the dog as soon as pos
ABC
Dec 15, 2012 11:00pm PST
into action when shots were fired. >> she locked the door and put our -- taped a piece of white tape over the window of the door, and then she told to us go in the corner. 19 people in our class. and she saved all of us. >> third grader tori came home safely to her mother, thanks to her teach rer's rapid response. we'll have more on the heroes. >> president obama will attend a memorial service tomorrow night in newtown in his saturday radio address, the president called for action. >> we have to come together and we're going to have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening. >> vigils honoring those killed are being held around the nation, including right here in the bay area. cornell bernard is live at grace cathedral. >> the choirs have been performing holiday concerts here for decades, but tonight the concerts have become a solemn dedication to the connecticut shooting victims. ♪. reporter: the special arrangement of silent night had a new meaning, dedicated to the victims of the shooting and so was the entire holiday concert at the cathedral. >> th
KOFY
Dec 19, 2012 9:00pm PST
laws. we'll have more on the president's actions later on. today in oakland the community came together during a special mass for the victims. nick smith was there. >> archbishop and cathedral of price the light led the mass. they gathered to remember the victims and families touched by the school shooting in connecticut. >> as we reach for our brothers and sisters taken from us by a sudden and violent death. >> more than 200 listened for the need of prayer and looking for answers. >> a wreath in memory of sandy hook elementary was hung and names read aloud. those i spoke with they don't know the victims but it made them feel spiritedly connected. they were here to heal. >> encouragement to the family of those that lost their loved ones. just to know that god is still the head of our lives and faith does help us to put through our faith and that is why we came today. ♪ ♪ >> students from the catholic school not much older than the victims themselves, sang silent night, hoping that the theme and words will do just that to a community still feeling pain. ♪ >> nick smith, "abc 7 news
FOX
Dec 16, 2012 10:00pm PST
that she actually saved a great many lives and taken the action that is she did. she is truly a hero today. >>> our coverage of the connecticut school shooting continues. pope benedict xvi expressed his condolences today to those who lost loved ones. >> to those affected by this tragedy, each of you i send abundant blessings. >> the pontiff said he is praying for the families of the victims, especially those who lost children. the pontiff asked worshipers to turn to faith. >>> a second round of voting takes place next weekend. the election has been marred by violence including an attack on the opposition headquarters. opposition leaders said police stood by during that attack. >>> kim jung un attended a memorial for his father. his son has spoken of economic reform but the united nations has found no improvements in his human rights record and last week jung launched a rocket in the show of the young leader's power. >>> and there was a memorial for a london nurse. photographers they mobbed the transfer of her coffin. the nurse committed suicide after she put through a prank call into kate
SFGTV2
Dec 5, 2012 2:00am PST
's about information sharing and intelligence fusion and turning that into actionable knowledge. we have a 24/7 maritime operation center as well that we attempt to do that. we do have cnn up, usually turn the volume down and just look at the pictures and read the bumper sticker underneath to get intel so we're not biased by what an individual reporter might be saying, but surprisingly enough, tongue in cheek, cnn is usually a very good source of information as to what's going on, especially domestically. we've had several incidents in the last couple years of real world experience. most recent was the california, the wildland firefighting that we took part. we actually initiated our first ira, immediate response assistance, for 72 hours where we called up one of our helicopter squadron in southern california to fight the fires. so, for us, again, that common operating picture, that's a recurring term that several people on different panels today have used, but that is the king for us. it's our situational awareness. it's what allows us to turn the volumes of information into those nugge
SFGTV2
Dec 19, 2012 8:30pm PST
to take action. i think in my prosecutors office there is hard and soft power. the hard power in a prosecutor's office, in a police department, it's arresting. it's putting in jail. it's going in court and find this person guilty and punish them. that's a kind of hard power and most of what is done in a prosecutor's office -- most of the resources are devoted to those hard power tasks, but although we devote less resources to soft power there are probably more important and soft power is where you change the hearts and minds of people. where you try to change cultures, try to change the norms in the community are and certainly in our office we devote significant resources to this. just a couple of examples. we have something called the parent project, and i am very grateful in a time of really reduced funding our board of supervisors stepped up and provided funding for otherwise what was run on a shoe string out of our office, and it's a program that teaches parents to be better parents and parents get referred this program through schools, through police department, thr
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 5:00am PST
. >> southwest settles a class action lawsuit. find out what it will >> eric: good monday morning, 5:14, a live look from rooftop camera. you see the bay and bay bridge in the background. there is light rain scattered around the bay area. we will show some of that to you and mike will show you the forecast with live doppler 7-hd. >> discussion about a controversial soccer field project, it continues when city council meets this evening. the proposed property is opposed by environmental groups and some residents. concerns include the impact on wildlife and airport safety issues. supporters say the city needs more athletic fields. the project is supported by a 5-1 vote from the planning commission. >> southwest airlines has settled a lawsuit worth an estimated $29 million for drink vouch there's didn't have an expiration date. the class action suit covers 6 million unredeemed drink tickets. it's when southwest changed their policy because people were abusing the system by using photocopies of the vouchers. >>> with america accelerating to the so-called fiscal cliff. budget negotiations are pickin
CBS
Dec 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
actions and that's time -- facts and circumstances, and that's time consuming. we'll then work with the removal of deceased and initiate that process and we certainly have a great deal of work that needs to be done in this investigation. >> pelley: paul vance with the connecticut state police. i asked officer vance whether any family lost more than one child and he said that they were not certain of that at this point, they just didn't know. president obama at the white house today was visibly shaken when he came out to address the nation and we will have more of the president's remarks when this special coverage of the "cbs evening news" returns from newtown, connecticut. ,,,,,,,,,,, >> pelley: when president obama addressed the nation about the shooting he seemed visibly upset at the white house today. >> they had their entire lives ahead of them: birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams. so our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandpa
KRON
Dec 16, 2012 8:00pm PST
obama is facing strong criticism over his actions as president on gun control in the wake of the deadly connecticut elementary school shooting many people are wondering if tragedies like these can be prevented. we go now to story. return to index of stories... just hours after the breon ra--reporter brianna... >>reporter: connecticut shooting, a promise from president obama to tackle gun violence: >> we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >>reporter: but what exactly does he mean by "meaningful action?" critics of the president's record on the issue are pressing for specific proposals. new york mayor michael bloomberg said "calling for 'meaningful action' is not enough. we need immediate action. we have heard all the rhetoric before. what we have not seen is leadership - not from the white house and not from congress." gun violence has not been a priority for the obama administration. as he ran for president in 2008, obama supported reinstating a ban on assault weapons. >> don't tell me we can't u
KRON
Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
tonight -- president obama -- promising action. grant lodes is here with more. >> president obama is talking tough after the mass shooting that we just saw. today,mister obama took the podium this morning with vice president joe biden at his side. the president.talking tough on the need to reduce gun voilence.especially mass shootings like the one we just saw. today we learned the vice president will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendations to the president. >> it is encouraging of all backgrounds are willing to challenge and change longstanding positions. that conversation has to continue but this time those words need to lead to action. the point that this is complex no longer is an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we cannot prevent every act of violence does not mean that we will steadily reduce the violence. and prevent the very worst violence. that is why i have a past vice president to lead members of my cabinet and outside organizations to come up with a set of concrete all lines with proposals that i intend to push without delay. the
CW
Dec 14, 2012 10:00pm PST
gun control. >> we are going to have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >> it is an obvious and perfectly appropriate emotional response to say something has to be done. >> reporter: he believes the american people will also have a change in public sentiment a call for gun control but he doesn't believe it will last long enough to change law. >> the only time when most citizens worry is in the middle of a mass shooting episode. >> reporter: when a mass shooting occurs gun control is called for but after it dies down the opponents gain traction because they care and they fight long term. >> the intensity of the opponents of control will outweigh the mild support that the rest of the population might feel. >> in 1999 during the columbine shooting 39 people were killed or injured. next year a poll showed can 62% of californians wanted stricter gun control. before the oakland shooting in april this year, that support dropped to 53%. >> reporter: the number of mass shootings have gone up in recent history. this year we have had 7 i
CW
Dec 18, 2012 10:00pm PST
no cause for disciplinary action. >>> a news crew from nbc is safe tonight after spending five days in captivity in syria. the network says reporter richard engel, his cameraman and producer were freed when a rebel group killed two of their kidnappers at a checkpoint. the network said the team was bound and blindfolded but not harmed. there was no claim of responsibility or ransom demands. >>> the fiscal cliff is now just two weeks away. john boehner rolled out plan b. he'll take his plan directly to the house floor with a bill to extend the low bush era tax rates for all americans making less than $1 million a year. democrats are calling the plan a farce. >> we do not have a balanced plan when the president is calling for $1.3 trillion in revenue and only willing to put $850 billion worth of cuts over ten years. >> every time we get down to doing something for the long-term financial security of this country, they take that football, and it's a charley brown episode. they jerk the ball away. this is what they're doing again. >> the latest cbs news poll shows only half of american
CW
Dec 20, 2012 10:00pm PST
the vice president lay >>> we can only save one life. we have to take action. >> racing no time. the vice president lays out the ground work for assault on gun violence. >> and so we have had a ton of new buyers. >>> across the country and the bay area. gun sales are surging. and so do the efforts to get them off the streets. >> and why stop the gun buybacks? who is offering cash for violent video games. good evening i'm juliette goodrich. >> i'm ken bastida. let's get right to it. rain moving into the bay area as we speak. cbs 5 meteorologist paul is here to fire up the radar, which is firing up. the key is sending the signal out and getting it back, which means we have rain out there, especially at the golden gate area. i'll take you there. santa rosa west of the bay on north and east of st. helena and clear lake and clover dale and lake port. but the majority is still waiting for the first drops of rain. the central and south bay, they are currently just sitting there dry and cloudy. the wind advisory will be windy along for the rainfall at the coast and the city of the north
CW
Dec 21, 2012 10:00pm PST
in the higher elevation ss by sunday. caltrans has put snow plows into rounds clock action. the roads are open but chains are required. >>> in mendocino, as a truck was cross, the truck's axle got caught in a hole, ripping the trailer away. fortunately no injuries. >>> alisa harrington has more on the rain and the problems it's causing. >> reporter: the north bay has really been feeling the brunt of this weather. >> reporter: the first day of winter blew into the bay area with heavy rain and strong winds, even snow at higher elevations. this is just the beginning of what will be a very wet weekend. the weather already did some damage today, causing hundreds of power outages, swelling creeks. this was the scene on highway 1 earlier. high winds toppled a 100-foot tree onto a car port. a close call for the driver. >> i was standing right underneath it over here. and some winds hit us. but i feel very grateful that we're okay. and we're alive. >> reporter: pg&e says even healthy trees can come down in weather like this. oftentimes they take down power lines with them. they have crews spread throug
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 11:00am PST
will have to wait for now. this morning the u.s. supreme court took no action on prop 8. the justices were expected to announce whether they will review the legality of prop 8. the high court also took no action on several cases involving the u.s. defense of marriage act which denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples. the next conference will take place try day >>> oscar grant case in court again today unarmed oakland man shot to death by police officer johannes mehserle in 2009. officers for other officers involved in that shooting are appealing a federal judge's ruling they are not immune from liability in the family's civil suit against bart. the jury found mehserle guilty of involuntary manslaughter. >>> head of muni has a plan to appease critics of the city's central subway plan. muni chief wants to extent the central line through chinatown north along stockton street into north beach. he wants a station built at old pagoda theater on columbus and powell. north beach residents have been vocal about the disruption. the current plan calls for tunneling to extend into the area
ABC
Dec 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
will take action to remove the carcass. the remains will stay until time and mother nature take their toll. >>> scientists in the antarctic will explore a portion of the planet cut off from the rest of the world for 500,000 years. they set up a camp at a remote area to search for ancient life. this is video from the expedition. crews will drill through two miles of ice to reach the lake below. scientist hope to find species that can teach them about the earth's past climate. >> what we find will be interesting. we could find any number of microbial life and that will be very interesting itself, to find out how those mine croaks are surviving in such an extremely tough condition. >> the temperature averages 13 below zero. >>> the eight-day jewish festival known at hanukkah begins tonight in san francisco the first candle on 25-foot ma hag now menorah will be lit tonight. this is a live look at the celebration at union square. handcar the festival of lights, comet rates the jewish uprising in the second center bc, one candle is lit each day until the holiday is over. >> another sign of the h
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Dec 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
glass. >> i think the industry will take it on. there has been at least one class action lawsuit that we know of and i think that they will change and they will educate the public. >> but she would like to see more. the fireplace industry did just launch a consumer education campaign. you can find a link at our web site, abc7news.com. the family has a personal injury lawsuit still in the works and they're part of a class action which is also still in process. dan, carolyn? >> heather, thanks. >>> with her support fading on capitol hill, susan rice took herself out of the running to be the next secretary of state. rice had been considered one of the front runners for the job to be vacated next year by hillary clinton. but rice has come under fire for citing faulty intelligence on the attack in benghazi, libya, in which can a bay area diplomat was killed, along with three others. although she was never form leal nominated for the job, rice submitted a letter to president obama today predicting that the confirmation process would be lengthy, disruptive and costly. the president issued a sta
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Dec 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
changed tactics. >> if there is a violent incidents ongoing, active shooter we make immediate action. we know that lives are at stake. if there is immediacy, our 8ht:sb to gather and engage. >> as schools chief says, single most effective security measure of all is awareness that, is what they tell students. if you notice something, tell an adult. call 911. thank you. >> schools around the bay trying to help students and staff deal with this tragedy n union city, school district officials consoled each other. one psychologist figuring older kids were likely to learn about the connecticut shooting through social media. she also helped to craft an e mail to go staff and teacher as cross the district. >> look for in students that might, this might have a big impact on wh. to refer them for services. >> in oakland, administrators say they're trying to give out information without drama tiesing it and trying to reassure students they have many people looking out for them. >> so, once again air, shooting massacre rekindling long running debate in this country, being talked about with renewed v
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Dec 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
the president suggested he might take some action. >> we're going to have to come together to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. >> the only action we know for sure he would take is this one. >> this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter, and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. >> reporter: earlier tonight, the president was scheduled to spend time with the first lady and first daughters, we're presuming that hug took place. house speaker john boehner announced that he would forego the traditional weekly republican address so the president could speak for the entire nation at this time of mourning. >> all right, jake, reporting in from the white house. >>> still ahead here on "world news," more from the tragedy of the elementary school. we asked the experts, the fbi profilers, about the men behind these gun assaults. and we'll tell you what they told us today. >>> today's tragedy comes on the heels of t
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Dec 15, 2012 5:00am PST
about the heroic actions of her teacher. >> what do you remember? what happened? >> we got to school. we did everything we needed to and then we heard all this racket at our classroom. we were all scared. then we heard them say go in your cubbies. >> everybody went in their cubbies. >> did you hear any more bad noises. >> yes. >> while that was going on your teacher was reading you books and keeping you calm. >> yeah. >> you have a good teacher don't you? >> uh-huh. >> you love your teacher. >> uh-huh. >> did you teacher seem nervous? >> no. >> she kept her calm and told you a story. >> uh-huh. >> do you remember which one? >> she read us the nut cracker and another book that was about christmas. >> i love the nut cracker. do you love it? >> yes. >> i am afraid of the mouse king. little scary let's be honest, right? it's not just me. so you are in there, how do you leave the classroom? >> we got in a line and we had to close our eyes. >> you had to close your eyes? >> yes. >> when you opened them where were you? >> we were walking down to the fire station. >> what happened there today ha
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Dec 19, 2012 4:30am PST
congresswoman taking action today to help america's school security in the wake of the connecticut tragedy. president obama is about to detail a sweeping effort to curb gun violence. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: the issues of school safety and gun control came up shortly after friday's shooting. this morning heavy hitters announcing real plans. 7 a.m. senator boxer will talk about her new legislation to strengthen security at schools. it will provide state and local officials with new resources and tools to help secure campuses. at 8:45, president obama will outline steps his administration will take to tighten gun restrictions that could include a ban on assault-style weapons. the president is putting vice president biden in charge of that. in connecticut today, more funerals. teacher victoria soto will be laid to rest, parents will bury more children. parents say they take comfort in the thought their daughter is with her friends. >> i envision all of them holding hands, they are all together up there with the wonderful principal. >> reporter: the
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Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
the ball in the court and says the house will take action on whatever the senate can pass. the president has spoken to senate and house leaders from both parties but had no plans to meet with congressional leaders tonight or tomorrow. >> three people have filed a federal lawsuit against city of san francisco arks kusing the police department of conducting illegal searches. this occurred at the henry hotel. saying police officers entered room was a master key provided by the hotel, then, began searching through personal belongings without warrants or just cause. thist@2p is camera footage of te searches by public defender last year. the suit filed by civil rights attorney john buress naming four officers. >> a slew of new laws set to hit the books january 1 from new rules on the road to sales tax increases for sm.=i=r? we're live to preview some of the new rules and laws. nannette? californians taxes will go up in just a few days. the income tax will go up for high earners and sales tax going up for everyone. >> shoppers still getting their fill with after christmas sale buzz sales tax wi
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Dec 1, 2012 4:00pm PST
said goodbye to the uss enterprise which was deactivated in virginia today. it's seen action in every major conflict since the cuban missile crisis. the military will remove its nuclear fuel and then scrap it for parts. >> ahead, making the holidays special for those in need. an effort kicks off to provide toys to some 3,000 bay area children this holiday season. >> and taking a live look at live doppler 7hd, tracking the third storm to hit the bay area this week. meteorologist leighkx ñ >> ama: nancy pelosi has been recognized for her work the fight against aids. she was honored during a world aids day ceremony this afternoon in golden gate park. she was recognized for he volunteer work and for helping create the memorial. the group also awarded a scholarship to a woman who teaches teens about a.i.d.s. >> the bridge between the older generation and the youth could be -- i don't know any youth who want to sit down with a 40-year-old and talk about hiv, so i'm the bridge and make them feel comfortable. >> the event kicked off a attempt to raise money for the national dough mades memor
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